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By Adolph H. Grundman

The novice Athletic Union (AAU) has lengthy symbolized the idealism of beginner athletic pageant. For basketball specially, the AAU supplied a chance for athletes to show off their talents for the advantage of the staff and the game, now not the base line. In The Golden Age of novice Basketball, Adolph H. Grundman recounts the historical past of the AAU nationwide event in the course of its golden age, 1921 via 1968.
Grundman analyzes the early tournaments, interpreting rule adjustments, key gamers, and dominant groups. He explores the rivalries among enterprises for beginner dominance after 1935, the contest among the AAU and the nationwide Collegiate Athletic organization for illustration in Olympic basketball, the query of simply how novice “amateur” basketball rather was once, and the explanations for the death of postcollegiate beginner basketball. The Golden Age of novice Basketball presents the 1st historical past of AAU basketball and identifies avid gamers and groups that made significant contributions to basketball history.

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